Thousands of bicyclists are injured in traffic-related accidents each year. Bicycling accidents can have catastrophic consequences for the bicyclist, including broken and fractured limbs, spinal cord injury, traumatic brain injury and paralysis, among others. In addition to the physical damages, bicycle accident victims also have to deal with the financial consequences of personal injury, such as job loss, sky-high medical bills and diminished earning capacity. If you were recently involved in a bicycle accident in Santa Fe, the last thing you are probably thinking about is filing a personal injury lawsuit. Yet, that may be just what you need to do to get on the path to financial and emotional recovery. Contact the personal injury lawyers at Roybal-Mack & Cordova, PC to learn more about your legal options.

Common Causes of Bicycle Accidents

The rules for bicyclists are not the same for drivers, and whether or not a bicyclist abided by New Mexico’s unique set of biking rules can affect the outcome of a case. Before our law firm takes on a bicycle accident case, we strive to identify the cause. Situations in which the driver of the motor vehicle may be at fault include the following:

  • Speeding through construction zones
  • Failing to check review mirrors before opening a door into a bike lane
  • Blindly backing out of parking spots or driveways
  • Disobeying traffic signals
  • Driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol
  • Speeding in residential neighborhoods
  • Unsafe driving in bad weather

To hold a driver accountable for your injuries, you must prove he or she was negligent in some manner. Some types of evidence our law firm will use to do this include photographs, witness testimony, police reports, your damaged bicycle and video evidence. Our team will also use your own version of events to build your case.

Legal Representation for Bicycle Accident Victims

The injuries you sustain in a bicycle accident may be minor or they may be permanent. Regardless of the case, the emotional and financial consequences can be long-lasting. Roybal-Mack & Cordova, PC assists accident victims in their pursuit of justice and monetary renumeration. By clearly demonstrating how the accident affected your life and the lives of your loved one, we hope to maximize your monetary recovery. To learn more about how our team is prepared to help you, call our Santa Fe, New Mexico, law firm today.

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